Certified Compression Specialist

(4days, 32 CE hrs, 8am-5pm)

This Certification is invaluable to edema/lymphedema management in everyday clinical practice. The first two days focus on hands-on workshops in advanced bandaging & decongestive compression options. Learn how to perform a bedside ABI. Master customized, full-limb, multi-layered bandaging systems that will not slip down, will aggressively soften fibrotic tissue, and stay in place for several days at a time. Expand your decongestive compression options with a variety of garments that can be used for edema reduction. Learn how to effectively and efficiently compress even the most advanced, Stage 3 lymphedema, with massive lobules.

Everything you need is provided for hands-on training, as well as ample bandaging supplies for you to take back home. 

The last two days of this training are focused on advanced compression garment selection and fitting, augmented by hands-on workshops and useful ILWTI clinical resources, such as Differential Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Edemas and the Compression Selection Guide. Dive into the engineering and construction of various types of medical compression garments to help you understand why one garment may fail and the other succeed in managing the edema, even when they have the same mmHg of compression. After completing this course, you can confidently select the best compression garment for your patient to boost compliance and compression success.

Course Schedule / Outline


ILWTI is the only school providing dual lymphedema & advanced wound care certification with extensive accreditations!

ILWTI is an American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider, and this course is fully accredited and pre-approved for Occupational Therapy/OTA licensure renewal in all 50 states. ILWTI is a State Board Approved Provider of CE for PT/PTAs, OT/OTAs, and Nurses in Florida, and an Approved PT CE Provider in Texas. This course is accredited through an extensive vetting process by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and various other applicable PT State Boards.

Accreditation through your Professional Organizations and State Boards is important to us, and validates the level of excellence and depth of medical content within our training programs!

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Educational Level & Who Should Attend

Advanced Education. Specialized compression training.

Best suited for licensed healthcare providers who are working with patients with edema/lymphedema, requiring multi-layered, short stretch compression bandaging and compression garments.


Current PT, PTA, OT, OTA, MD, DO, DPM, PA, NP, RN license. OR SLP, MT license AND a lymphedema certification (CLT-LANA, CLWT, or CLT).

Note: O&P Professionals, Fitters, DMEs, and Sales Professionals are encouraged to Register for the Advanced Compression Garment Selection & Fitting Certificate course.